Originally Posted by raiderxx
I thought you could turn off the 3DS's 3D?
You can't. It can display 2D by sending each eye the same info, but the way autosteroscopic works isn't reversable. 3DS uses paralex autosteroscopic, basically blocking pixels for the left & right eye depending on the angle of viewing.
the method isn't perfect because it's just using an average of human eyes, that's why there was concern about kids too young using it, because their eyes are closer together.
Originally Posted by Skoobs
the technology used in the 3ds is going into some TVs (experimentally) but this technology severely limits the viewing angle as well as the distance you can sit from the screen to get the effect.
it should be in monitors. theres no excuse. it just makes sense for it to go into monitors, and it seems idiotic for it to go into tvs.
it was in monitors, but it didn't work so well. sharp did this years ago. it was also very expensive. and it has the same problem of requiring you to be an exact distance from the monitor & assuming that your eyes are a certain distance apart. since light also enters on an angle, people who wear glasses also get more chromatic aberration. You also need to double the horizontal resolution (translating into quadruple res because pixels are much closer to squares) for every person using it. So, assuming it's just 1 person for a monitor, that's still way higher than any monitor's present resolution. Even for a 30" monitor 4K2K is a pixel density unheard of yet.
eye tracking is the best solution, but it only works for one person at a time & is even more expensive due to the level of hardware needed in addition to the screen.
Toshiba is launching a 4k2k autosteroscopic TV later, for about 8 grand. and because it's pixels naturally have to be divided for different viewing angles, people are going to be getting about 1/2 the resolution of a 1080p screen. That's one huge reason it's not showing up in TVs. It's not as though the companies can just say "Buy our TV, but you can only sit 7 feet away and you have to all sit exactly centered in front of the set or else the 3D wont work." wouldn't sell.
understand?Edited by pale_neon - 10/15/11 at 1:49pm